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Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. It is also the Muslim month of fasting.

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Can niyat (intention) be done by heart, or must it be declared verbally?

There has been a countless debate between people about intention or Niyat of namaz or fasting. Some people say it is ok to say it in the heart, while others require that it be spoken, be it niyat of ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

Tarawih refers to extra prayers performed by Sunni Muslims at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan. -- Wikipedia I couldn't find any resources detailing whether Taraweeh must be prayed in the mosque ...
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How do i know my Ramadan is accepted?

During Ramadan, i prayed a lot to Allah to forgive my bad deeds and accept the good ones. Now it is Eid al fitr and i masturbated, :(, i know it was very dumb of me but i know personally that i have ...
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

The current fasting times in the England are from 2:30am until 9:40pm. I have a full time job, a pregnant wife and a 15 month old child. My wife and I go to sleep at 10 as our daughter is up at 6:30 (...
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Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan gets the same amount of rewards as the one who reads it?

Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan gets the same amount of rewards as the one who reads it?
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Is it recommended to complete reading the Quran once in Ramadan?

Is it mustahabb (recommended) to complete reading the Quran once in Ramadan? Please support your answer with references.
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Is it necessary to complete recitation of entire Qur'an in taraweeh?

A few queries that I have in my mind about taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. Is it necessary to complete recitation of the entire Qur'an during the night prayers? How about if I complete the ...
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When should one stop eating and drinking? And what is the ruling on one who has the vessel in his hand when hearing the adhaan?

When exactly must one stop eating and drinking if one is going to fast? Is it the adhaan of Fajr when the muezzin says Allaahu akbar, or what is the exact time? What should I do if the cup is at my ...
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Is it okay to perform Tahajjud after Witir?

Salat Witr is prayed after Salat Taraweeh and Salat Isha in mosque. This the routine followed in the month of Ramadan in my country. If I wake up early and then pray for Tahajjud, Is it okay? I hear ...
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Do wet dreams invalidate the fast in Ramadan?

I feel a little embarrassed to ask this. I woke up and realized that I had a wet dream and I needed to perform ghusl (released semen). I did not have enough time to do ghusl so I prayed fajr (without ...
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If devils are locked up in Ramadan, why do some Muslims still sin during the month?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained. -" Sahih Bukhari 31:...
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How many rakats are there for Taraweeh Prayer?

In my nearby masjid they used to pray 20 rakats for taraweeh in ramadan. But one of my friend said that it is bid'ah, the actual no.of rakats for taraweeh prayer is 8. So my question is, what ...
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Not being able to maintain Wudu during Ramadan for Taraweeh prayer

When I don't eat, my body builds up a lot of gas. During Ramadan, I have this problem where I'm not able to maintain my Wudu for Taraweeh later at night. Trying to maintain it is actually bad for my ...
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I had unintentional sex with my wife while fasting. Can I still proceed with fasting? Are there other consequences?

I had sex with my wife after morning suhoor at 5:30am. It was the feeling that cause it, it was not intentional. Can I still proceed with my fasting? And what else is implication of this?
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What types (if any) of sexual activity are permitted during Ramadan?

Of course, engaging in actual sexual intercourse is forbidden during the day during Ramadan. But are other types of sexual activity between a husband and wife permitted? If so, what is permitted and ...
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

I've heard that it is part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month of Shawwal (the month next to Ramadan). What is the source of this information and is it correct?
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Does oral sex during the day in Ramadan invalidate the fast?

How about, if the wife who is not fasting gives oral sex to the husband who is fasting without ejaculation taking place? Is it permitted?
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Can one break fast if he is overworked?

I'm a guy of age 23. I work in an office where people don't care in what state are you and makes me work real bad. It's the month of Ramadan and I have a really difficult time in keeping my fast. I ...
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Am I allowed not to fast if I slept in and didn't make niyyah (itention)?

I was tired yesterday, and I couldn't help I just slept before even the sunset. Next thing I know I woke after like an hour after fajr time, I had slept for nearly 12 hours. Now I haven't taken ...
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Is it permissible to start the fast while in the state of janabah (sexual impurity) and then perform Ghusl later on?

Assalamu alaikum, Will I be on fast if I am in a state of janabah. When do I need to perform Ghusl? Jazak Allah Khair
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Is the night of power (laylat al-qadr) fixed?

Is the night of power (laylat al-qadr) fixed, year to year, or does it change? I've been reading some hadith and the only conclusion I can come to is that whenever it is revealed, to be on such-and-...
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Is it permissible to hug the wife in the month of Ramadan?

I would like to know if it is permissible to hug the wife in the month of Ramadan in bed? What's the ruling if they are fasting? Edit / Clarification: I suspect sexual intercourse isn't allowed when ...
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How a woman can perform her taraweeh at home?

How a woman can perform her taraweeh at home? What is the procedure? I mean, I know that she can recite the surahs she has remembered but is it necessary to follow a specific pattern of surah or what?...
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Is there anything wrong with postponing Ramadan fasting until a time of the year when days are shorter?

If you have missed fasts for some reason (i.e. you were not well in the month of Ramadhan), I have heard some people say that they will wait for the shorter days of the year before making up for the ...
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Reading Qu'ran even we do not understand Arabic during Ramadan?

My mother and friends told me that I'm not allowed to read English in Qu'ran during Ramadan. They said Arabic is important to read only. Should I read it even I do not understand? Should I recite Qu'...
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Is there any backup for this statement about the virtue of Ramadan?

Often at the end of the month sha'aban or during Ramadan in speeches the Imams use this statement to show the importance or virtue of the month of Ramadan saying: هو شهر أولـــــه رحمـــــة وأوسطـه ...
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Do I have to fast in Ramadan when playing soccer?

I run cross-country and play soccer, unfortunately our training and ramadan coincide heavily this year. Should I fast? or should I not fast on the days I have practice/meets/games? And what are the ...
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Who is eligible to receive Sadqa Fitr?

Sadqa fitr is something(money) that we(Muslims) offer at the end of the Ramazan. But it is entirely different from Zakat. May I know what is the amount of Sadqa Fitr that a Muslim should a pay and who ...
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Is it obligatory for Muslims to observe full day of fasting where days are very long? [duplicate]

Are Muslim required to observe full day of fasting where days (i.e. day light) are significantly longer than regular days in Arabia. I am referring to northern and southern hemisphere where days are ...
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Traveling During Ramadan: Should I Still Fast?

This Thursday, Ramadan 8, 1439, I will be leaving for Jamaica from Miami, I am only 15 and it was my intention to fast my first full Ramadan this year, however the 9th of Ramadan is my Mother’s ...
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Ramadan - UK times - is it even possible? [duplicate]

How is this even possible in the UK? I want to fast but I want to also go to work and do my job. The times for fasting will be from 2:30 am until 9:23pm. I'm a father of two and wake up at 6am most ...
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Can I fast without suhoor (not during Ramadan)?

Can I fast without suhur(not during Ramadan)? The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said : <"Eat Suhur(pre dawn meal).Surely there is a blessing in Suhur.">
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Which scholars say that your fast is valid even if you eat or drink by mistake under Ramadan?

I know that most scholars generally agree that if a person forgets that he is fasting, and he then eats,drinks or has intercourse, his fast is still valid due to the hadith: مَنْ نَسِيَ وَهُوَ ...
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Why does the Hijri calendar continue indefinitely?

assalaamu `alaykum, raHmat Allah wa-barakaatuhu In the Hebrew calendrical reckoning, there is a concept know as `ibbur (lit., "impregnation") whereby a month is added every so often in order to keep ...
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I mistakenly broke the fast an hour early due to my computer's clock; what should I do?

I am in college right now and there is no masjid near me so I break my fast according to prayer times. The other day, my computer was automatically delayed by one Hour (because of the summer timing) ...
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What if a person on a journey broke the fast of Ramadan?

This: Traveling During Ramadan: Should I Still Fast? made me think about the following question: What if a person -like somebody who is on a journey during Ramadan- who had the choice not to fast, ...
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Is it better to finish reading the Quran during Ramadan without understanding it, or understanding it without finishing it?

I am trying to finish the Quran during the month of Ramadan, but I am facing a choice. I am a very beginner in Arabic language, what means, if I try to understand what I read (using a dictionary or ...
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Is it necessary to complete the Quran in taraweeh from one Masjid?

Is it necessary to pray the whole 30 days taraweeh from one masjid because the Imam might complete the Quran? There is a an English speech/kutba at another Masjid and I really want to attend that. So ...
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Voluntary fasts just after Ramadan

As Wr Wb, "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwaal will be rewarded as the one who fasts the entire year." [Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]. ...
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Is it permissible to break a fast if I am travelling?

I used to fast daily and I have kept all fasts except one. I had left a fast because I was travelling about 150km away from my hometown. A relative of mine used to ask me that how many fasts have I ...
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Sex during fast due to lack of knowledge

I heard from a renowned scholar on TV that you are permitted to get intimate with and have sex with wife during fasting in ramadan but not more than once (thats what I understood / interprete he said)....
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Do I have to fast if I will be staying at a travel destination for 15 days or more?

I will be traveling to India with my mother for her treatment during this Ramadan. From What I have read, one is no more considered a traveler if he stays in the destination city for 15 days or more. ...
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Does Taraweeh replace Tahajjud prayer in the Month of Ramadan?

As per my reading I do not find any occurance of the word "Tarawih" in hadith literature , was such a word known at the time of Prophet pbuh or is it that Taraweeh is just a special name given to the ...
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I accidentally committed sins during the Ramadan

Assalamu alaikum. I read Qur'an that it is translated in English. I never forgot that if a person who does bad, then good then bad then good then bad again, Allah will not forgive him/her. I am a ...